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February 2019

Songs From The Heart…A Celebration of Love, Music and Friendship

February 17 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Nambucca Entertainment Centre,
Nambucca, NSW Australia

Heather Rose is putting on a Jazz & Classical Concert called, Songs From The Heart…A Celebration of Love, Music & Friendship. She will be joined by the Famously Fabulous Georgie Chorley on Trumpet & the Fabulously Gorgeous Peter Harries Jr on Drums. The concert will cover beautiful love songs from Debussy & Chopin…all piano pieces to Nat King Cole, Billie Holiday,Cole Porter and Miles Davis, when the band will play as a trio. Mike Griffin will be our MC for…

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$25;$20 members

Áine Tyrrell at Wauchope Arts Hall

February 9 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wauchope Community Arts Hall,
oxley lane, Bain Park, Wauchope NSW 2446,

Australian-based troubadour Aine Tyrrell draws deeply on her Irish roots. Her latest offering ‘Return to the Sea’ was written and recorded in her homeland but mastered and crowdfunded with one boot in the red dirt of her adopted homeland. A Woodford veteran, Aine’s sound and musicianship are unique, with her seductive, mournful voice and deft touch with a killer hook or a heartrendering lament. The new album is a call to arms, a siren’s wisdoms and warnings, and most importantly…

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January 2019
$25 Adults, Under-12 free.

Festival of Small Halls ft. Fru Skagerrak & Liam Gerner

January 31 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Frederickton School of Arts Hall

The music of Fru Skagerrak takes you on a journey through Scandinavia; from lowlands to mountains, from slow airs to lively polkas, in major and in minor, and everything in between. Fru Skagerrak – ”Lady Skagerrak” – are three master musicians, one from each Scandinavian country: Maja Kjær Jacobsen from Denmark, Elise Wessel Hildrum from Norway and Anna Lindblad from Sweden. In 2011, these three globetrotting musicians met for the first time at Tønder Festival, Denmark’s biggest Folk Festival, in…

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Bellingen Gospel Choir

January 28 @ 6:30 am - 7:00 pm
St Margarets Church Hall,
Oak Street, Bellingen, NSW 2454 Australia
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Do you enjoy singing? Are you nervous about singing in public or with other people? Are you an experienced singer? Do you like singing in 4-part harmonies with no accompaniment or instruments? Do you enjoy meeting new people and making new friends? Do you enjoy reconnecting with old friends? If you’ve answered Yes to any or all of these questions, then this is the choir for you.  Bellingen Gospel Choir is a non-auditioned community based choir singing 4 part a-Capella harmony…

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$25; $20 members/concess

The Imprints

January 19 @ 12:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wauchope Arts Hall,
Oxley Lane, Wauchope, NSW Australia

Fresh from Woodford Folk Festival, The Imprints are bringing their high-energy blend of dance and world music to audiences down the East Coast of Australia. Armed with a violin, synth and various FX pedals, Willow Stahlut creates deeb sub base lines and weaves a melodic tapestry which is complemented by Linden Lester’s visceral energetic approach to the drums. Their kaleidoscopic sound and use of layering has festival crowds buzzing. This is definitely a gig for the young folk as well…

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$30 Non-Members, $25 MVAC Members.

Irish Mythen at the HOT CLUB

January 5 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Oddfellows Hall,
22 Kemp Street, West Kempsey,

Yes folks, another international touring star is coming to the HOT CLUB! Irish Mythen was born in Ireland and now resides in Charlottetown Prince Edward Island Canada. “This Island creates music and musicians, art and artists. I found a shift to take things more seriously when I moved here.” And she did just that. Her latest release, the self titled Irish Mythen, gained her recognition around the globe with nominations and wins coming from Music PEI, East Coast Music Association,…

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$25/$20 members/concession

Prayer for Peace Concert – Tenzin Choegyal & Kopan nuns

January 5 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wauchope Arts Hall,
Oxley Lane, Wauchope, NSW Australia

Tenzin Choegyal is well-known for his musical performances and collaborations, many of which draw attention to Tibetan culture and the lives of Tibetans living in exile. For Tenzin, Woodford Folk Festival has become a pilgrimage into the world of sounds and friendships. This year he has organised a visit from three Tibetan Nuns of Kopan Khachoe Ghakyil Ling Nunnery in Nepal. Tenzin and the Kopan nuns will perform a Prayer for Peace concert at the Wauchope Arts Hall on Saturday…

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December 20182018
Tickets $20 members, $25 non-members.

Sunday Sessions feat. Monique Clare

December 16, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Oddfellows Hall,
22 Kemp Street, West Kempsey,

Dancing between intricate, rhythmic cello lines, compelling lyrics and heart-tugging harmonies, Monique Clare is a powerhouse in the contemporary folk scene. She draws on tradition while boldly marching towards the forefront of innovation. She’s played mountaintop sunrise concerts, taught cello in Afghanistan and travelled the world diving into folklore treasure troves. Described as “pure joy” to watch, she delivers a live set that’s more or less a one-woman variety show. As the 2017 Folk Alliance Australia Young Artist of the…

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MAGIC CASTLE- non-profit fundraiser for headspace Port Macquarie

December 13, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
The Basement Port Panthers,
1 Bay St, Port Macquarie NSW,

MAGIC CASTLE is a non-profit music event that will raise much needed funds and awareness for Port Macquarie’s local youth mental health centre- headspace! The mini music fest will be held on Thursday the 13th December at The Basement , Port Panthers. Headlining will be solo artist Phil Jamieson (GRINSPOON) with special guests Miniskirt, Grace Turner, Royal Chant, Genes & Vena Klymo. Come along and join this awesome one-off event not to be missed… Tickets are $30+ BF – available…

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$20 Adults; $10 School Students

Hastings Choristers Shining Night Christmas Concert

December 13, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
St Agnes Catholic Church,
Hay Street, Port Macquarie,

In the midst of the hectic lead-up to Christmas, Hastings Choristers Shining Night Concert promises to provide an oasis of peace and joy. The program includes beautiful carols by John Rutter, the exquisite Messe de Minuit pour Noel by Charpentier, a Mozart Alleluia and much more. It will truly be a magical evening of music.

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Coffs Harbour Orchestra – Sawtell

December 9, 2018 @ 2:00 pm
Sawtell RSL Club,
Sawtell, New South Wales 2450 Australia
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Sawtell RSL Club upstairs Princess Room.  The orchestra will be playing mostly Christmas music.  The string ensemble will be adding a touch of romance and passion with the Flower Song from Lakme and a tango, Por Uno Cabeza.  There is also a keyboard and viola duet and at the end we will have a couple of Christmas carols you can sing with orchestral accompaniment.  Enjoy lunch or a snack at the Club beforehand or an early Christmas drink after the…

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Coffs Harbour City Orchestra – Botanic Gardens

December 8, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Botanic Gardens, Coffs Harbour,
Coff Street, Coffs Harbour,
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Christmas Lights in the Botanic Gardens….come see the Christmas Light display in the gardens and enjoy the Orchestra and the Bellingen Big Band  playing music in the shell.  Bring a picnic or have a coffee and a snack from the café, take a walk in the lovely gardens decked out for the festive season. ENTRY IS FREE (though we do appreciate donations in the bucket).  Gardens open 6-9pm and the music is the orchestra 6.30-7.30 and Bellingen Big Band 7.40-8.40. …

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$25 non-members, $20 MVAC members.

Ollie McGill Trio at the HOT CLUB

December 7, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Oddfellows Hall,
22 Kemp Street, West Kempsey,

We all know him as keyboardist and backing vocalist for the world’s favourite party band, The Cat Empire. Now, Ollie McGill is coming to the HOT CLUB to perform his progressive style of jazz with his new project The Ollie McGill Trio. Aside from his membership in one of Australia’s most successful musical exports, The Cat Empire, Ollie plays part in several other Melbourne-based bands including The Conglomerate (a modern jazz quartet), Peaking Duck, The Future, 77 and Past Ollie’s…

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FourPlay String Quartet

December 1, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
Wauchope Community Arts Hall,
oxley lane, Bain Park, Wauchope NSW 2446,

Wauchope is one of three regional venues to host a performance by FourPlay String Quartet, Australia’s most unique and electric string quartet. With a career stretching back to the mid 1990s, the band has five albums and performances at Carnegie Hall and The Barbican under their belt. Their latest album features urgent, soaring vocals, a deeply melodic chorus and crazed solos to push everything over the edge. New single ‘Wish’ is a haunting ballad about living in a climate-changed world.…

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Acoustic Club – Matilda St Gallery

December 1, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Matilda Street Art Gallery,
26 Matilda Street, Macksville,
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Symphony Under The Stars – Bellingen Youth Orchestra & More!

December 1, 2018 @ 5:15 am - 5:15 pm
Bellingen Showground,
BlackStreet, North Bellingen,

Bellingen Youth Orchestra are hosting a spectacular event at Bellingen Showground on Saturday 1st December commencing at 5:15PM. The Orchestra will be playing from 7:00pm. The event will finish with the Bellingen Youth Orchestra & String School combining to present Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture with Fireworks & Cannons! This is a FREE event although GOLD coin donations will be most welcome. Food and drinks will be available for purchase but you are also welcome to bring a picnic. BYO rug to…

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November 2018
Adults $50; Students $20

Arseny Nikolaev-Tarasevich – piano

November 16, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Lecture Theatre D Coffs Harbour Education Campus,
Hogbin Drive, Coffs Harbour,

Arseny Tarasevich-Nikolaev is the winner of the Percy Grainger Second Prize of the 2016 Sydney International Piano Competition and the Isador Goodman Best Preliminaries Round 2 Recital Prize. Arseny is the grandson of famous Russian pianist Tatyana Nikolayeva – lifelong friend of Dmitri Shostakovich. In April, Arseny will make his debut with the London Philharmonic Orchestra with Rachmaninoff’s 2nd Piano Concerto and later this year tour Europe under the baton of Sir Roger Norrington. In celebration of signing with Decca…

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November 10, 2018 @ 7:30 pm
Wauchope Arts Hall,
Oxley Lane, Wauchope, NSW Australia

The magnificent Mic Conway is celebrating 50 years in the music business with a late 2018 tour. This ARIA award winning performer has sung, danced, juggled and performed magician on the Wauchope Arts stage too many times to count. Irreverent and shameless, Mic’s show with Robbie Long features unusual and idiosyncratic tunes is musical, delightful and underscored by his wicked sense of humour. Local musician Ruth Allen will open the show. Come along and help Mic celebrate 50 years of…

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Made Deadly

November 10, 2018 @ 11:00 am - December 8, 2018 @ 11:00 am

A search to unearth Deadly Music in the Saltwater Freshwater In the lead up to Saltwater Freshwater Festival 2019, communities from Coffs Harbour to Taree will host a series of open-mic sessions called Made Deadly. Saltwater Freshwater has partnered with Grow the Music, searching to unearth new and exciting musicians, encouraging all ages and all types of performers to apply. The Made Deadly open-mic sessions will be open to anyone who has a song or performance to share. We encourage…

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Music, poetry and philosophy

November 4, 2018 @ 1:00 pm
Kendall PhiloMusica @ Kendall School of Arts,
Comboyne Street, Kendall NSW 2439,
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The last Kendall PhiloMusica Concert for 2018 will be presented on Sunday November 4 at 2 pm at the Kendall School of Arts and features a poetry and music salon. Australian poet Luke Fischer will read from his latest collection of poems. Jeanell Carrigan (piano) and Goetz Richter (violin) will be joined by the brilliant young French Horn player Andrew London to perform an afternoon of chamber music, including Johannes Brahms‘ well known Horn Trio and music by Debussy, Janacek…

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October 2018

The Acoustic Club Community Music

October 27, 2018
Mylestom Hall,
18-20 River street, Mylestom,
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The Acoustic Club returns to Mylestom Hall on Saturday 27th October. 18-20 River Street Mylestom. FREE event, BYO drinks & food. Bring the family. Starts at 6pm.

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$25; $20 W/Arts members

The String Contingent

October 25, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:15 pm
Wauchope Community Arts Hall,
oxley lane, Bain Park, Wauchope NSW 2446,

The String Contingent combine diverse musical backgrounds in Celtic, classical, jazz and pop into a melodic, evocative and timeless musical style. Chris Stone (violin) and Holly Downes (double bass) and Scotsman Graham McLeod (guitar) share an approach to music that showcases their individuality and produces a joyful balance of precision and refinement. Equally comfortable on a festival stage or playing for an intimate crowd, their camaraderie shines through each performance, as does their extraordinary musicianship and skill. 2017 saw the…

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$10 adults, $5 children.


October 21, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - October 28, 2018 @ 4:30 pm
Tuncurry Beach Bowling Club; St Johns Anglican Church Taree,
Parkes Street Tuncurry; Victoria Street Taree, Tuncurry and Taree,

Manning Valley U3A choir, the Silver Tones Singers, present their annual charity concert, the Magic of Melody, in Tuncurry on Sunday, October 21, at the Tuncurry Beach Bowling Club, and in Taree on Sunday, October 28, in St Johns Anglican Church. Both run from 2 – 4.30 pm. Proceeds from the concerts will be shared by Great Lakes Womens Shelter and the Samaritans Great Lakes Manning Homeless Support Service. The diverse program ranges from Blue Moon and Climb Ev’ry Mountain…

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Tickets sold at the door - $15 Adult $5 Child

A Violin for Rose – Fundraiser

October 20, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
St John's Anglican Church,
2 McLean Street, Coffs Harbour,
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A fundraising recital for 1 hour featuring the talented violinist Rose Light and the amazing pianist Mei Wei Lim. This is a fundraiser for purchasing an advanced violin for Rose. All are welcome.  Tickets sold at the door – $15 Adult $5 Child www.helproseplayviolin.com For further information phone: 0406 112 639

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